Kenya: following your exciting safari, why not enjoy a relaxing break amidst the unspoilt sands of the Indian Ocean? This sort of stay provides the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries after your early morning game drives! The Kenyan coastline is easily accessible after safari and offers plenty of opportunities to indulge at one of the luxurious resorts that we are happy to recommend.
Tanzania: there are excellent options for a beach holiday, whether on the tranquil Indian Ocean shores of the country or on the tropical sandy beaches of the islands just off the coast, such as Mafia and Pemba. Alternatively, you can head to the spectacular spice island of Zanzibar, which lies off the eastern coast of Tanzania, just under a 20-minute flight from the mainland. Zanzibar boasts laidback charm and exotic Arab influences in abundance, with its wonderful mix of white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees and rich smells of aromatic spices filling the labyrinthine alleys and colourful bazaars of Stone Town. Some of our favourite luxurious hideaways here are Baraza Resort and Spa, Emerson Spice, Kilindi Zanzibar, and for the ultimate retreat &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge set on a small pristine paradise island – this is barefoot luxury at its best!
Mozambique: located by the tranquil turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the beaches and reefs of Mozambique are among the most unspoilt in Africa, providing an ideal extension to your East African safari. Mozambique offers an exciting fusion of Portuguese, Arabic, and African influences, together with colonial fortresses, whale and dolphin excursions, and some of the best beaches along the East African coastline! Flights between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and Pemba in northern Mozambique open up the spectacular marine beauty of the enchanting Quirimbas Island Archipelago. This archipelago boasts a spectacular chain of remote coral islands, while its southern shores present the protected splendours of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Mauritius: easily accessible from Nairobi and boasting some of the most fascinating underwater attractions in the world, Mauritius is a destination seemingly made for an idyllic extension to your African safari! Located to the east of Madagascar, amidst the azure waters of the south-west Indian Ocean, this island paradise has direct flights to the African mainland. Boasting the third largest reef in the world and some of the best diving, it presents an exceptional gateway destination, with a range of stunningly located oceanfront properties that can cater to all tastes and needs, whether for families, solo travellers, couples, or honeymooners. Offering luxurious spa retreats, unique birdlife, colonial ruins, golf courses, and dive resorts, the island of Mauritius is a destination where you can be as laidback or as active as you wish!
Seychelles: this beautiful unspoiled archipelago with over a hundred islands is simply breathtaking, with warm crystal-clear waters and dramatic peaks. The Seychelles are located 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, making this destination an ideal beach break in combination with a safari holiday in Kenya. Spend your days island hopping, snorkelling, and diving, or enhance your paradise experience by pampering yourself with a revitalising treatment at one of the spectacular resorts spas. These offer a range of treatments that will re-energise your body and soul!
South Africa: the Southern Cape is a rich and diverse panorama of mountain plateaux and rugged coastlines, with some beautiful beaches offering a relaxing few days after exploring the Cape region. An excellent selection of high-quality accommodation is available and we are always happy to recommend our favourite places to stay!